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of hurricane sandy. >> in new york, the sun finally came out today and public transit sputtered back to life. the biggest challenge right now is pump th flood water out of -- pumping the flood water out of tunnels. >> i instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes. whether it's the mayor's, the governor's, county official, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> and the amazing numbers are coming in as well. six million people in 13 states still without power tonight. 68 deaths blamed on the storm. and insurance companies say they've got more than 30,000 claims already. >>> on long beach island in new jersey, homes built on the water are in shambles. and the dunes built to protect the houses ended up in the streets. boats were scattered like bath toys on the harbors. the rebuilding will not happen overnight. >> it's just a cleanup now. it's going to take -- my estimation is about two years to get the island back in shape. >> in ocean beach, new jersey, many of the homes will have to be torn down. in other spots, neighbors and sea
the situation. >> reporter: also dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. nearly 5 million households will have to curb spending this year. retailers are going all many. already aweing discounts. and like last year some stores will start opening on thanksgiving at midnight. with walmart, target, sears and toys r us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get the very first shoppers. >> retailers know after many black fridays that typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> reporter: last year a quarter of all black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight. >> get ready to see lots of people on the roads this thanksgiving. there's expected to be a slight increase in holiday travelers in the bay area and throughout the state. triple a predicts more than 5.4 million californians plan to travel 50 miles or more for the weekend. sfo and san jose airport expect to see more travelers this year. >>> stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, a whole bunch of calories. so why not go for a run before you eat it all? for the first time
of the uncertainty over the situation. >> reporter: also, dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. by one estimate, nearly 5 million households in the path will have to curb spending this year: is to counter, they're going in and offering discounts. look last year, some stores will open on thanksgiving at midnight with wal-mart, target, sears, and toys "r" us opening earlier. in a fierce competition to get the very first shoppers. >> retailers know after many black fridays that typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> reporter: the strategy is working. last year, a quarter of all black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight. and the weekend was a record breaker. drew levinson, cbs news, new york. >>> things are looking up for california's state budget. >> well, there are signs pointing to a possible surplus even and what lawmakers need to do to keep it that way. our conversation with assemblyman jerry hill next. >> and planning on joining the black friday madness? when you should really hit the stores to score the best deals. we'll b
in a few minutes. >> all right, thanks, paul. >>> and still in recovery mode from sandy. the east coast braces for another storm. >>> i just don't understand it. it does not make sense. >> how a bay area woman ended up paying thousands after selling her car and how you can prevent yourself from falling into the same tram businesses in new york and w jersey remain without power tonight. it's the >>> 1.5 million homes and businesses in new york and new jersey still without power tonight. it is the eighth night since they hammered the east coast, killing at least 119 people. people are struggling with so much loss and biting cold right now. and now the threat of yet another storm is on the way. we're on staten island with a report for you. >> reporter: the furniture is now firewood on staten island where many residence are bracing for another night without power or heat. >> it's very cold and they need to keep warm somehow. i'm glad that they are not coming to put the fire out. >> reporter: and they could be in for more cold nights. another night began their march up the east coast on mond
east. >> three weeks after hurricane sandy struck. frustrations are growing for people there. people in new jersey and new york without power. meanwhile, paramedics across this section of new york city checking on the elderly. they are checking on anyone who might need help. people in the areas they help has been slow in coming. >> this has only been maybe a week and a half of freshwater. for the first five or six days, no one was there. >> new york city officials have reported at least two elderly people have died in buildings without power. >>> it's been two years in the making. dozens helped break ground for a vietnam war memorial in san jose. the monument will be called sons of san jose. it's a 5-acre area of water leak but -- what would a river park. more than 140 residents died or went missing in the vietnam war. a memorial in san jose means people don't have to go to washington dc to pay their respects to the fallen. the project is expected to be complete in about 10 weeks. >>> in honor of veterans day, a special tribute for neil armstrong aboard the uss hornet. the retired ai
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